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ANTI-CROW HUT (700m)

Located about 7km upstream from Klondyke Corner on the true-right of the Waimakariri River. It has six (6) bunks, tank water and a wood stove. Category 3 ($5 night)

AVOCA RIVER HUT (1000m)

Located in the headwaters of Avoca River, below the junction of Hanging Valley Creek. It has six (6) bunks, and a wood stove. This hut is owned by Canterbury University Tramping Club.

BARKER HUT (1560m)

Located high on a rock bluff at the head of White River, it is the highest mountain hut in the Park. It has six (6) bunks, but sleeps 10 persons. It also has electric lighting (use sparingly) and communications with Park Headquarters. There is no heating in this hut. It is difficult to reach, and some hard tramping experience is necessary. Category 3 ($5 night)

BEALEY SPUR HUT (1290m)

Located near the tree-line on Bealey Spur (about 5km above the settlement). It is the oldest hut in the Park. It has six (6) rough bunks, and open fireplace, and probably more wildlife indoors than out. This area is popular with bird watchers in summer, and alpine / telemark skiers in winter. Category 4 (Free)

CARRINGTON HUT (810m)

This is the largest of the huts in the Park. It is located at the junction of the White & Waimakariri Rivers. It has thirty six (36) bunks, a communications radio, limited electric lighting, and a wood stove. This hut is in a very scenic area of the Park, with the largest concentration of Glaciers in the Park being in this region. Category 2 ($10 night)

CARROLL HUT (1300m)

Located on the eastern side of Kelly Saddle It has fourteen (10) bunks. It was completely rebuilt in 2004. Category 3 ($5 night)

CASEY HUT (625m)

Warning: Casey Hut in the Poulter Valley has burnt down! Next available hut in the valley is the Trust-Poulter Hut about 5km upstream of the Casey Hut site; it only has 6 bunks! Carry a tent otherwise.

A report by DOC recommends not replacing the 48 year old Casey Hut that burnt down in the Poulter catchment late last year. The Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) and others are not comfortable with this decision and is seeking public feedback from club members and other Park users. Visit goo.gl/forms/R8u2HPu2CG to make your opinion known!

Located at the junction of Casey Stream and the Poulter River. It has fourteen (14) bunks, a wood stove, and a communications radio. The head of the Poulter River, and Minchin Stream are very scenic areas of the Park. Lake Minchin can be visted as a day walk from Casey Hut. Category 2 ($10 night)

CROW HUT (1020m)

New Crow Hut (2002)

This hut is located just on the other side of Avalanche Peak, in the central Crow Valley. It is very popular with summer trampers going over Avalanche Peak (1833m). This hut is new (built in 2002). It has ten (10) bunks, mattresses, a wood stove & double glazed. It is in a very spectacular location, being just downstream of the impressive Crow Glacier icefall. Category 2 ($10 night)

EAST HAWDON BIV (1060m)

Located 9 kilometres upstream of Hawdon Shelter, up the east arm of the Hawdon River. This Bivy was new in 2008, it has two (2) bunks. Category 4 (Free)

EDWARDS HUT (1070m)

Located about 3.5 hours walk up the Edwards River from the Bealey River . This hut is in one of the most beautiful of all the Arthur's Pass valleys. It has fourteen (14) bunks, a communications radio (though reception is marginal), and a wood stove. If you are tramping this route keep your eves peeled for Blue Duck sightings especially near the East Edwards junction. Category 2 ($10 night)

GOAT PASS HUT (1055m)

This is probably the most popular hut in the Park. It is located on Goat Pass at the head of both the Mingha & Deceptions Rivers. This area has hidden beauty, a side trip in summer to Lake Mavis is very rewarding. The hut has twenty (20) bunks, a communications radio, and definately NO HEATING. Category 2 ($10 night)

GREENLAW HUT

NO LONGER EXISTS - DESTROYED BY EARTHQUAKE (1994)

HALLEJULAH BIV

NO LONGER EXISTS - REMOVED IN 2008

HAMILTON HUT (800m)

This is a very popular hut in summer, being associated with the easiest tramp in the Arthur's Pass region (Cass / Laggon Saddles). Located in Beech forest, a good day trip can be had to the Pinnacles Formation on the Harper River. The hut has twenty (20) bunks, a wood stove, and a communications radio. Category 2 ($10 night)

HAWDON HUT (730m)

The new 20 bunk hut was completed in late 2007. It is located about 1km upstream of the old hut site in beech forest (200m above the junction of Discovery Stream) about 4 hours walk up the Hawdon River from Hawdon Shelter. Good camping spots exist in this area.

HUNTS CREEK HUT (880m)

This hut is seldom visited, and is located a good days walk from Kelly's Shelter over Hunt Saddle (beware the man-eating red tussocks & bogs). The hut has three (3) usable bunks, and a small pot belly stove. Water is available from the small hut tank or from a nearby side-stream. Category 3 ($5 night)

JULIA HUT (600m)

Julia Hut is located two days walk up the Taipo River from Highway 73. A hot spring is nearby the hut. The hut has six (6) bunks and a wood stove. There is another hut nearby, the Old Julia Hut, it has a four (4) bunks and a open fireplace. Category 3 ($5 night)

KOROPUKU HUT / BIG TOPS HUT (850m)

This hut is remote and difficult to reach, being situated in the headwaters of Koropuku Creek, off the Otehake River wilderness. It has four (4) bunks, and a fireplace. It is rarely visited, but gives shelter for hunters & climbers. The Main Divide passes this way. Category 4 (Free)

LOCKE STREAM HUT (500m)

Located high on the true-left of the Taramakau River. This hut is generally used by trampers heading over Harper Pass, and by hunters. It has eighteen (18) bunks, a wood stove and a communications radio. Category 2 ($10 night)

MID TAIPO HUT (400m)

This hut is generally used by those heading to Julia Hut from the Highway, or by hunters. It is mid-way up the Taipo River, adjacent the Hura Creek junction. It has six (6) bunks and a open fireplace. Category 3 ($5 night)

MINCHIN BIV (950m)

Located near the head-waters of Minchin Stream, at the junction of the side-stream that drains Mt Koeti. It has 2 bunks. Generally used by climbers, or as emergency shelter for those crossing Minchin Pass. Category 4 (Free)

MINGHA BIV (880m)

Located near the top end of the Mingha River on the true-right. Generally unused except in emergencies, it has two (2) bunks, a smokey fireplace and evil toilet. Category 4 (Free)

OTEHAKE WEST BRANCH HUT (640m)

Located on a small bush-covered flat 300 metres above where the east branch of the Otehake joins the West Branch, about 30m back from the river. The hut provides six (6) bunks, and a fireplace. Category 3 ($5 night)

PAGE SHELTER (1510m)

Is for emergency use only. It has NO BUNKS or WATER. It is in a avalanche zone (in winter).

PARK MORPETH HUT (900m)

Is located on Cronin Stream, near its confluence with the Wilberforce River. It has six (6) bunks, an open fireplace and a MOUNTAIN HF RADIO. Radio scheds are at 7.30PM each evening, 24hr listening in emergencies. Category 3 ($5 night)

PFEIFER BIV (1290m)

Located near on the high north-west flank of Mt Pfeifer. New in 2008. It has two (2) bunks. Category 4 (Free)

POULTER BIV (920m)

Located in the head-waters of the Poulter River, under the eastern flank of Mount McRae. New in 2008. It has two (2) bunks. Category 4 (Free)

POULTER HUT (900m)

Is located near the junction of Minchin Stream and Poulter River, on the true left of the Poulter River. It has ten (10) bunks and a wood stove. Category 3 ($5 night)

SUDDEN VALLEY BIV (1000m)

Located mid-way up sudden Valley stream (approx. 2.5 km above Barrier Falls) adjacent the bushline on the true-right. The Biv is new in 2008, providing shelter for 2 persons. Category 4 (Free)

TRUST / POULTER HUT (700m)

Located about 300 metres upstream of the Thompson Stream junction with the Poulter River, on the southern grass flats. It has six (6) bunks, and a open fire-place. Category 3 ($5 night)

UPPER DECEPTION HUT (740m)

This small hut is located about 2.5 kilometres down the Upper Deception River from Goat Pass, on the true-right, 100 metres before Good Luck Creek. It has six (6) bunks, an open fireplace. Category 3 ($5 night)

WAIMAKARIRI FALLS HUT (1390m)

Located on the east bank of the Waimakariri River, 400 metres above the main waterfall, in a very exposed position. This hut is quite small, has NO fireplace. It has six (6) bunks. The toilet has been destroyed by avalanche. Category 3 ($5 night)

WEKA / BURNET BIV (740m)

Located in Craigieburn Forest Park, near the junction of Burnet and Weka Streams (a stake markls the ascent to the Biv from Weka Stream). The Biv is well hidden (don't panic if you can't find it in the first half hour of looking - you're not the first!). It can cope with 2-3 trampers. Category 4 (free)

WORSLEY BIV (730m)

Located at the head-waters of the Poulter river, just on the southern bank, 150 metres east of the Enchanted Stream confluence. It has four (4) bunks and is quite small. Category 4 (Free)


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